Who in the stitching or quilting world does not have one or two or maybe lots and lots of ufo's lurking in cupboards and boxes, languishing for want of someone to take them up and perhaps add just a few stitches or beads. Maybe patchworkers just have to find the time to put together all those squares or finish off a quilt in other ways.
I am no different from anyone else, and have good intentions from time to time. I promise myself not to start another thing until I have completed some of my ufo's. So this year is the year of the ufo for me.
Yes I have started.....The ufo above was started with the good intentions of producing a sampler of pulled and drawn thread work.....well the intention was good, but did not get beyond the first two blocks when it morphed. So now it is a sampler of various stitches. It is worked in perle no 8. I have hemstitched round the outside and added a border of 4 sided stitch. The heart is the beginning of a schwalm styled design without the pulled thread work.
Some of my friends may remember this piece which I started before I came to live in Toowoomba. The green butterfly is a blackwork design from the Inspiration magazine issue 52, designed by a lady called Tanja Berlin of Canada. I lost interest when the flowers did not turn out to my satisfaction, because I tried to achieve some texture by using thicker threads. My idea now is to use that stitching as a padding and go over them. Hopefully that will work. Long and short stitch along with satin stitch have long been my nemesis so perhaps when I get to this ufo I may have more luck with it. It is worked on Dublin Linen, and was meant to be a cushion cover.
The little garden scene is attached to a reef scene which together I thought to call "On Land and Sea". The tiny french knots on the background foliage is worked in fine Brazillian threads and taking forever before I begin the foreground which I have painted on.
The other end of the piece which will be framed as one with the matts dividing off the two scenes.
I have posted this before. You can see the marks where the matt will separate the two pieces.
Every UFO has its own story
|Doiley started about 10 years or more ago. I am glad I gifted the rest of them that I had to a friend|
|This bag front just needs a few rows at the bottom and a bit of time to finish off the spaces.|
|A tiny beaded bag from about 8 years ago only needs the beaded strap attached|
|An idea that did not eventuate|
|The design is drawn on the background, but no time to start maybe one of the Tast 2013 stitches will give me inspiration|
|Backgrounds with texture for a future project|
|This just needs a few blue beads and it can go into my Journal Class Book|
If only I can find the time to either complete or find a use for these I could then get onto the stitch files I want to work on, and then there is Tast 2013......I do need some motivation dont I. Good luck with your own UFO'S this year my friends.